We have 23 contestants competing for 5 finalist slots in the Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats Baconfest Chicago 2011 AMATEUR COOK-OFF.
Their recipes are below, some more elaborate than others, many with photo documentation. We at Baconfest Chicago would love some input. Please give us some feedback in the comments field below as to your favorites AND scroll all the way to THE VERY BOTTOM of this page to vote.
By next Friday March 4th, the Baconfest Chicago Triumvirate, informed by but not mandated by popular feedback, will choose the 5 finalists (or as we call them, “the Final 5 Bacon Cylons” for you BSG fans out there) each to receive two free tickets to Baconfest Chicago 2011.
We look forward to your thoughts. (And not to imply that those without photos are absent merit, but some of the photos below are truly Food-porn-tastic!)
Thank you to everyone who voted! Voting is now closed!
10. Lauren Hairrell – Badass Double Bacon Burger Black Bean Chili with Bacon Buttermilk Corn Bread (with Pic)
12. Mike Lintal – “Master Bacon”: A Bacon and Pepper Jack Soft Pretzel Stick, with a Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip (w/ Pic)